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, state police, patrols or staffing at nursing and veterans homes. it affects roads, it's a big hassle for campers, they've got to leave state parks on this fourth of july weekend. >>> and the nba's collective bargaining agreement ran out. making it the second major sports organization to lead a lockout. the league said lost $300 million last season. so owners want to reduce players' salaries. the sides are so far apart on this that industry insiders say the entire 2011-2012 season is in jeopardy. i'll have more with "sports illustrated" later on in the show. >>> prosecutors in the casey anthony trial can call rebuttal witnesses after the defense rested without put herring on the stand. cnn has obtained home video of anthony as a young girl in 1991. here she is as a friend's birthday party. >> happy birthday, my name is casey. >> what do you think, casey, i didn't get you. >> happy birthday. happy birthday, my name's casey. >> the woman who claims she had an affair with casey's father was on the stand yesterday. here's what she says, george anthony, the father told her about caylee ant
temperature. and when you pile on the humidity, it's a huge difference maker. the big question people have is, when is this going to end? when can we expect some relief? the changes are going to come. we're going to see a lot of the temperatures begin to revert back to where they should be this time of year, into the 70s, the 80s, and some places in the 90s. but that's going to feel better than what you're going to get today. 99 will be your high, expected in new york today. 98 in boston. 102 in our nation's capital. 90s in chicago, back into kansas city, 100 in dallas. and the heat continues into the front range of rockies, the central rockies, and even back to the great basin. the big changes we're going to see, from the highs in the 100s and upper 90s, will come from the big dome of high pressure we've had, that's been over at least half the nation. we'll see this big ridge begin to break down. and when it breaks down, it will create a void, and then a frontal boundary will replace it. it's not going to be frigid, but it will take an edge off that heat in places like boston, chicago, and p
the votes to pass the harry reid plan in the united states senate. now this is not that big a surprise. in fact, we always knew he was going to have problems passing the bill. however, the wrinkle comes when the senate republican leader mitch mcconnell puts out a letter just a little while ago essentially telling the world that he had 43 republicans assigned on opposing senator reid's bill. you see it, part of the text, given the nation's enormous future spending challenges, it will be irresponsible to gift president this unprecedented additional borrowing authority without requiring the enactment of significant spending reductions and reforms. so 43 republicans say they will not vote for the bill as it is written. and mccain -- i'm sorry, mcconnell is pressing this point by saying he would like to see a vote now on the senate floor. but republicans would like a little time to work on the language and perhaps scare up some more support. let's listen to what mcconnell said a little while ago on the senate floor. >> so we have the astonishing development here that my good friend, the maj
no choice but to default on some big bills, the ceo of walmart told congress today the squabbling here in washington could have a huge negative impact nationwide on an all fragile recovery. >> a default and the ripple effect i think would be impactful and representing our consumers, we think that that would be very, very difficult for the american economy to withstand at this point in time in our history. >> that's here at home. >>> then there are global worries. concerns that a default or even a close call here could rattle international markets and international economies like that domino effect back after the big wall street meltdown a few years ago. >> the united states is the largest economy in the world, one that matters, one that has spillover effects, not just around the borders, but on a complete basis, globally. >> so, the stakes, they're obvious. the path to the solution, however, not nearly as clear. >> is it today, is it tomorrow, is it friday? magic things can happen here in congress in a very short period of time under the right circumstances. >> now, by "right circumsta
big development. this is the first member of the key negotiators in these debt talks has come out publicly to say he is on board. this coming from senate majority leader harry reid. the top democrat in the senate. a statement we just received from his office says senator reid has signed off on the debt ceiling agreement pending caucus approval. of course, pending caucus approval means pending -- getting the same sign-off from his fellow democrats. that, of course, leads me to believe he will probably be having a caucus meeting or at least some kind of conference call with his members at some point soon to discuss this with them. but this is a major development. because as we know, we were just talking yesterday, this is the same man who came back from a meeting at the white house with the president, seeming very pessimistic about the prospects of a deal. today we heard him speak cautiously optimistic as he said. now we have for the first time one of the key negotiators publicly coming out to say that he has signed on to these -- to the debt ceiling agreement. of course, we need to
. it unfortunately happened in this situation, in this place, we're never hoping for a big, destructive system, but when there's the possibility of it bringing some heavy rainfall to places that desperately need it, you want it to happen. in this case, it did not. however, there is the possibility that we may see some development of a different system out in the atlantic. we're going to watch it. it's still days away from affecting anyone at all, and it may not happen at all, but we're still going to watch it for you very carefully. another thing we're watching that is dangerous potentially is the heat. the heat is still relentless across parts of the central plains and back in the midwest. also the northern half of the map, western great lakes, upper midwest, there is going to be a chance that we have some severe storms developing later in the day. severe thunderstorms, deadly lightning a possibility, large hail, maybe even some tornadoes late in the afternoon hours, perhaps even into the early evening. but heat is going to be the major thing that's going to be dangerous for people today. dal
's take a look at the big drop on wall street today. the dow closing down 198 points. about 1.5%. the nasdaq slipped 2.6%. the s&p 2%. another drop on wall street. mounting debt crisis could end up lowering the country's signature credit rating for the first time in decades. ahead, we'll lay out the severe consequences of such a move and why some say politicians here in washington are right now playing with fire. and not everyone thinks the country is approaching armageddon. why some lawmakers in congress are taking a hard line on raising the debt ceiling. stay with us. a vacation on a budget with expedia. make it work. booking a flight by itself is an uh-oh. see if we can "stitch" together a better deal. that's a hint, antoine. ooh! see what anandra did? booking your flight and hotel at the same time gets you prices hotels and airlines won't let expedia show separately. book it. major wow factor! where you book matters. expedia. ♪ you are my sunshine ♪ my only sunshine ♪ you makes me happy ♪ when skies are grey ♪ you'll never know, dear ♪ how much i love you ♪ p
feeling. >> i can't wait to see you in new york. start that race together and give you a big hug at the finish line. >> sounds good. can't wait to see you. >> if you want to follow along with me or any members of the six-pack, logon to cnn.com/sanjay. thanks for being with us this morning. time now to get you back into the cnn newsroom for a check of our big stories. >>> this from the cnn center in atlanta, georgia, this is your saturday morning, k a.m. eastern time and i'm t.j. holmes. two developing stories. first the president summoning congressional leaders back to the white house for a saturday morning conference. this comes the day after the house speaker, john boehner walked out on debt talks. the president calling them right back. >>> also the developing story out of norway where at least 91 people have been killed in two separate attacks in norway. police there say these two attacks are, in fact, linked. still a developing story. we'll have the very latest for you live in just a moment. we need to begin in washington, d.c. with that looming deadline on the nation's debt.
by a sunday existing of one of the existing titles. in other words, one big, vast cost-saving measure. a politician in britain tonight said, it's a smoke screen. if it is, then once again, the murdoches have played their hand extremely well. >> you talk about a smoke screen and the politicians there. politicians are on the run from this, aren't they? some of them in the past have been very fond of having murdoch publications endorse them, get behind them. now they're trying to say, we've had nothing to do with the man behind the curtain. >> yes, and you see, the thing is that parties from both sides, the labor party, for example, the socialist labor party could never have got elected, perhaps, originally, if the "sun" newspaper, the murdoch staple, hadn't supported them. they always needed them, david cameron, needed the "sun" to come back on to his hands. david come cameron is close friends with rebecca brooks, the editor during this scandal, and is now the top executive. what hugh grant said to me yesterday, basically, the actor, is, it stinks. the stench of collusion between govern
's right. you know, the big point of contention yesterday was with house majority leader eric cantor pushing for this short-term deal or a series of short-term deals. the president, according to democratic sources familiar with the talks, made it clear that that is something he does not support and something he would veto. the president has, for the last few days, and certainly weeks as well, been pushing for the biggest deal possible where it it seemed to get some support. of late, it has not. the president believing if you start talking about the short-term deals, you run into the political season where you negotiate the things all over again. if you can't get this done now, how will you get this done in the thick of the political season? tense discussions yesterday. the president agitated and believing that republicans are using the debt talks to make political points. the president making the point, according to those inside the meeting, that this kind of atmosphere just confirms some of the worst fears that americans have about the way washington works. >> well, yeah. the way wa
&p said they need to do to keep the credit rating at triple-a. >> how big of a concern is that? even with the plans the credit rating might still be downgraded? >> it's a very big risk, anderson. there's two different events here and it's hard to keep them separated from each other. the first is getting the debt sealing lifted. that's the critical negotiation under way now. even if we get it lifted, eric's right. standard & poor's is saying even if you get it lifted it's how much you're willing to cut the deficits that they will really judge the triple-a rating of the united states on and if it's something less than $3 to $4 trillion in real cuts they're going to lower the credit rating of the united states for the first time in our history. we've had it since 1917 we've been triple-a. there's a growing sense at top levels here in washington that the chances of a credit rating downgrade is becoming more than just a possibility but moving towards a probability. >> april, for those who haven't been following this as closely as everybody in washington and a lot of other folks have been
opposition to this big, but there, i predict, will be no democrat for this bill so because bipartisanship was not sought. i'm a diely concerned it would pus us right back on the praecipe of imminent default in just a few months, casting a pall of uncertainty. and leading to a job-destroying credit downgrade. >> i urge my colleagues in the name of sanity and in the name of ensuring in a we pass this measure and we send it to our colleagues in the united states senate. >> here areas a quick reality check if this bill passes the house, it's going to hit a big roadblock in the senate. senate democratic caucus, every member of that caucus has signed onto a letter say they will oppose the bill, and senate majority leader harry reid announced today they will quickly take up the bill in the senate this evening, but only to table the measure, a vote to table the measure effectively just setting it aside. that doesn't mean think couldn't take it back up if they wanted to, but it's a quick way legislative for democrats to show there is not enough support for this big to pass the senate. it brings us
event, with family and friends. it could be weeks before we know how the 27-year-old died. her big comeback last month didn't go so well. hln's dr. drew said that she needed more time outside of the spotlight to get her life together. >> what they need to do is drop out and not worry about their job. if many months or years before they return to something like touring for a musical performance. >> okay, let's talk quickly about the suspect in the norway killings, anders behring breivik. he reportedly admitted that he carried out friday rampage. he claimed that the attacks were necessary to combat the colonization of norway. he said that his son must be mentally ill. >> translator: i'll never have more contact with him. in my darkest moments. whether than killing those kids, he should have taken his own life. >>> now i'm going to put a monster sum on the money on the screen and i'm going to use the viewer discretion line. because the figure is shock ingly big. $130 billion. roughly the gross domestic product of new zealand. it's the amount of u.s. businesses will spend this year dur
of some instruments that could -- showing, you know, trouble in the lending market. >> the big question is, will washington let that happen, and right now that answer is not any clearer than it was yesterday morning. we begin with breaking news, though. this titanic struggle that's continued to go on right now to end the debt crisis before next tuesday's deadline. here's a live look at the capitol where overnight, infighting among republicans forced house speaker john boehner to yank his debt bill. they thought there was going to be a vote last night. there is hope he will try to pass it again today. in four hours the speaker will again sit down with fellow republicans and again try to entice just a handful of hardline conservatives to fall in line. >> the bill's not perfect. i never said it was perfect. nobody in my caucus believes it's perfect. but what this bill reflects is a sincere, honest effort to end this crisis in a bipartisan way to send it to the senate where it can receive action. >> now the speaker's bill would cut $900 billion from the budget over ten years in exchange for a
have budget sate h savings of $500 million. -- $500 billion. also it calls for big changes to medicare and social security. >> i think at the end of the day, what the overwhelming majority of americans are saying, fix this. and if it takes a little compromise from both. >> but the is plan faces a harsh reality. tough procedural obstacles means the proposal won't be ready ahead of the august 2 debt ceiling deadline. and a key block of conservatives is already saying no way. >> we know it's going to hurt job creation. we know it's bad for small businesses. we're not going to go for this type of plan. >> with time running out, harry reid, who is still work on a fall back plan with mitch mcconnell says he's now waiting for a signal from house gop leaders. >> we have a plan to go forward over here, but until we hear from the house of representatives, we really are -- all of our work here would be for not. >> now there is also talk of folding elements of the gang of six plan into this so-called fallback plan being worked out between senators reid and senator mitch mcconnell. but it's not eve
to the european style of big government, that his policies have set in motion. to democrats in washington, the answer isn't to cut spending, but to raise taxes and keep on spending. republicans believe we must solve our debt crisis. and we believe we can solve it if democrats will work with us. >> all right. we do have our correspondents up early this morning. athena jones at the white house for us this morning, also our joe johns, keeping an eye on capitol hill. joe, let me start with you, forget all the symbolic votes, the one we saw yesterday could see another one today this early afternoon. forget that stuff. what is a real possibility of happening right now? how are they going to get this done? >> okay. first, you got to say, this is a poisonous environment on capitol hill and in washington in general, but the way the democrats have been able to do this before is they've reached out to a group of potentially persuadable senators in the middle. these would be people who can sort of move in, take a look at this thing, try to fashion some kind of language that you might call a compromis
out of room to cut. you will remember the big spending bill earlier this year cut tens of billions of dollars. so if you take a step back and you look at the entire forest there's a lot of spending cuts going on. lot of real spending cuts democrats are arguing that they are going to hurt a lot of people. so those certainly are accounting tricks. in terms of that last little margin to get to the point where they are cutting more than they are raising the debt ceiling which is what republican leaders wanted to do, they needed to rely on some creative use of cbo accounting methods. >> right. this is also interesting, though. even if he does get john boehner, that is, the house, even if he does get the conservatives to fall in lynn and go ahead and vote for this, there seems to be question about whether it will get out of the senate. have you 53 senators, two independents, included who said they are not going to support boehner's proposal. now we are looking at another proposal perhaps harry reid's proposal which the cbo also downgraded. let's take a look at the numbers. instead of $2.
reporter dovetails neatly with our big question tonight. keeping them honest, if a strong majority of americans is telling washington they want a deal on the debt crisis, they want these guys to compromise with the other side, they want a mix of spending cuts and tax increases. then why isn't washington getting the mage? we've got new polling that says all of that. and this is important. recent polling may also explain why we haven't got an deal yet. we'll tell you what we're talking about. in any case, americans are speaking out today. >> good morning, speaker boehner's office. how may i help you? >> a summer avalanche of phone calls hitting the capitol. president obama asked for it in his address to the nation last night. here it is. house switchboard today getting nearly double the volume of normal phone calls, house speaker baine er's office reporting as many as 300 people on hold for as long as an hour. online the same story. site unavailable. server busy. we found better than one in three congressional web sites either slow or down entirely from all the volume. also multiple
. the scandal now spanning across the atlantic and claiming its first big victim on this "american morning." >>> and good morning. welcome, everybody. it is friday, july 15th. i'm soledad o'brien. you are watching snoonk kiran is off, christine is off, welcome soledad. good to see you. >> thank you. we have a lot to do today. let's get right to it. serious new pressure on rupert murdock and his global media empire. the justice department says it's now investigating the claims that one of its tabloids tried to hack 9/11 victims' phones. a report in another british tabloid, "the mirror" quoting a source who says "news of the world," the newspaper which folded under the pressure of the hacking scandal, hired an investigator to try to tap the phones. now lawmakers, law enforcement, and 9/11 families are all demanding the truth. >> susan candiotti following the latest for us on this and breaking, one casualty of the news international, rebekah brooks has resigned. >> the question is, does this mean that the walls are crumbling at news corp. it's too early to say, bulls this is a crack in the wa
of times on the saturday and sunday morning sessions when there is something big going on. you want the principals to get in the room and figure out how they will work this out. you want reid or his representative or mcconnell or his representatives. somebody from the white house to get into a room and talk this thing over and figure out what they will do in the next 48 hours going forward. that is the most important thing. our people will comb the capitol to figure out what the meetings are going on. >> good luck with that. we know about the two proposals by reid and boehner. folks on capitol hill said they are not too far apart. >> no. they are not too far apart. there is tricky stuff in there. one of the things that makes reid different from boehner is reid's plan considers cost savings as the winding down of the iraq and afghanistan wars. that is $1 trillion of difference. the boehner plan doesn't consider the winding down of the afghanistan and iraq wars. another thing that is in there that is very different from the democrat and republican ideas is boehner has this balanced bu
with the details. the president is talking and they are hoping for a big grand bargain. what is your sense? >> reporter: well, they have to get one done. so it's sort of the opposite of a cliff hanger. we know how it will end. the question is how do they get there from here? the big question first of all that i can report is that the president told congressional leaders that under no terms will he sign a short-term deal. he is not going to accept anything other than something that raises the debt ceiling through 2012 and that is flat out a promise. he was unequivocal. beyond that, the question over the next few days is, how do they get to this negotiation and all eyes are on john boehner, speaker boehner is the man who has to explain to them where he can get the votes, what it would take for them to deliver. and they are really looking to him. all the negotiators, to explain what the deal would look like for them to get on board with that. >> let's look at the tough choices that they have to make. if you have a grand deal, you have to have a number of things. maybe social security means if
you that you could save hundreds! yeah, that'll certainly stick with me. we'll take it. go, big money! i mean, go. it's your break, honey. same coverage, more savings. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> to norway now. today we learned that the lone suspect in that horrible bombing and shooting attack that killed 93 people has confessed to both. he is expected to make his first court appearance in oslo tomorrow. cnn's michael holmes will be there when he does. michael, today you met a norwegian man who has an unforgettable story about what happened on friday. >> reporter: yeah. casper largo is his name. he was one of several good americans who when the shooting erupted over on this island, they heard about it, they got on their boats, they went to the island and did remarkable things. getting dozens of those kids off the island as the shooting continued. i want you to listen to part of a conversation i had with him earlier today. >> i asked the guard to go off in the water and hold the boat. asking them to name themselves. >> you thought there was a kind of rapport? >> y
is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. today's question is what would you tell congress to do about the debt limit? carol costello is joining us from washington. carol, i bet you're going to get a lot of folks weighing in on this one. >> i urge all of our facebook friends to keep it clean. that's my only request today. what is happening in washington is political gamesmanship at its worse. it's ugly and more than a little scary. the united states has never gone into default because past administrations and lawmakers have compromised. cnn contributor john avalon says lawmakers have raised the debt ceiling 77 times including 8 tooils times under ronald reagan and back in the day politicians weren't quite so macho. many insist on standing on principal even though most americans stand on the side of good old fashioned compromise. two-thirds of americans want the president and republicans to compromise, rather than stand up for their beliefs to get things done. wow. a break from part is anship. perhaps the happiest outcome of the president's speech last night was whe
out the president has a big birthday bash scheduled for august 3rd, celebrities flying in from all over. and lo and behold, august 2nd is the deadline for getting something done so that he can have this massive -- maybe the biggest fundraising dinner in history for a birthday celebration. >> and here's iowa congressman steve king. >> it's not default. they've been calling it default to try to stampede people into taking a bad deal here in this congress. the american people understand this. they understand at least intuitively that it would be the president who would willfully default if there's to be a default. i'd like to think the investor markets understand that, too. >> keeping them honest, there's little reason to think that's true. and plenty of people in the gop establishment and the business community sending up warning flairs. officials at the bond rating company standard & poors today briefing freshman republicans about what might happen. political reporting tonight they were cautioned that one possibility is "a death spiral in the bond market". s & p is already on record
of spending would go into effect. >> including entitle ms. the big question we have is where are revenues in all this? we can talk about that in a minute. let's take a quick break. we'll be right back. >> the clerk will call the roll. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ look at that car, well, it goes fast ♪ ♪ givin' my dad a heart attack ♪ [ friend ] that is so awesome. ♪ i love my car [ engine revving ] [ male announcer ] that first chevy, yea, it gets under your skin. ♪ >>> we're taking a look at the picture of the senate floor. the senator from maryland is speaking right now. we just heard from the senate majority leader, harry reid, who told us that he believes they are close to an agreement, which is something that senate mitch mcconnell told us earlier today. i'd like to play for you now, while we're waiting to hear from senator mitch mcconnell on the senate floor, something gene sperling, the director of the national economic council, told me. he said that tax cuts are not on the table for about a year and a half. let's take a listen. thanks for being with us this morning. >> thanks for hav
? >> reporter: i think it's a step in the right direction in terms of reaching a compromise. the big question remains while we have heard that harry reid signed off on the deal, where do republicans -- the key republican negotiators in this whole deal, where do they stand on the issue? in the house as well as in the senate. well, we're still obviously looking to get guidance on that. we have heard from one top senate republican leadership aide who said at least -- at least right now they're not there yet saying the agreement is not done and that they're still working on it. so it seems that while harry reid, he's onboard. seems at least for the part of senate republicans, seems there needs to be a little more work to be done before -- to get them onboard as well. >> okay. a little more work. do you have any idea about the timing? or we just don't know? it happens when it happens? >> to be honest, i don't think anyone really knows about the timing. this story has changed from moment to moment. it's very fluid. it's always the question, i promise you, it's the question that we've been asking ev
to that. what i was thinking about today, in one sense, no. it doesn't matter which plan. a big investor think both plans are really band-aid plans and none of them deal significantly with what i like to call the big three. medicare, medicaid and social security. in the short material, either deal will probably be enough. really interesting this afternoon, when i was talking to an investor who had met with the ratings agency at standard & poors talking about the downgrade. could it raise interest rates the same way a potential default could. they said the boehner plan probably wouldn't hit the hurried tol prevent a downgrade. even if that was reached, you could still get a downgrade. it is unsure whether that would happen. the reid plan, even though a lot of the parts of that are seen by many as gimmicks, probably would pass that hurdle and you wouldn't get that immediate downgrade. that's an interesting distinction. >> stand by for a moment. i want to bring back kate and jessica. there is a harry reid plan and a john boehner plan. given the stakes involved, why not have these two gentle
for joining us. if we don't get a deal out of washington before the big bad debt ceiling deadline, one of the guys you can blame or thank, depending on how you see it, is congressman joe walsh, a republican from illinois. he's one of those freshmen who rode the tea party wave into washington last fall. we mentioned them a moment ago. he spoke out against a compromise at a tea party rally in washington earlier today. listen. >> i'm a freshman. maybe i'm naive. but i don't think unless we force -- unless we force republicans and democrats to balance their books every year, they won't. the only way we can do that is to force them. the only way we can force them is to put a balanced budget amendment in the constitution. we have to do that. we can't yield. >> and congressman walsh joins me now live from capitol hill. congressman, welcome back to the show here. listen, you know what i'm hearing more than anything around d.c., people are saying about you and some of the other people who are really holding the hard line here, don't these guys know how to take a win? because the feeling is that
mean they've got to pass something big and get it implemented quickly if we're not going to blow past that anyway. >> they really do. you heard secretary geithner yesterday saying that essentially we're running out of runway now and this is something that everyone has been dealing with for many, many months. what speaker boehner, according to one republican source, told gop lawmakers yesterday, is that they have to vote on some kind of a plan by wednesday and they have to post it on-line by today. so, you know, these are pretty tight deadlines that they're up against right now and last check, you know, they're still not close on a deal yet. nonetheless they have to get something done as he pointed out by wednesday to meet that august 2nd deadline. >> they don't have to be tight deadlines. >> never has to be tight deadlines. >> this is a crisis made in washington. >> as mark preston told me about half an hour ago, on the phone, he said guys, it's washington. that's -- >> this is how it always works. >> we'll be with you, talking many times. i have to tell you, grover norquist, the pres
just last hour on capitol hill. not only do the two sides have big differences over how to raise the ceiling and avoid default, they can't even agree on whether they're making progress. democratic senate leader harry reid and republican senate leader mitch mcconnell on the senate floor moments ago. look. >> today the speaker republican leader held a press conference to announce they're in talks with the president and that a bargain to raise the debt ceiling is in the works and is close. in president, members of the senate, that's not true. i just spent two hours with the president, vice president, and leader pelosi, and it's fair for me to say that the engagement there is not in any meaningful way. the speaker, republican leader should know that merely saying we have agreement in front of a few television cameras doesn't make it so. >> the fact of the matter is that the only way we're going to get an agreement before tuesday is to have an agreement with the president of the united states. and the only person in america of the 307 million of us who can sign something into law. and
. but they seem to be quite optimistic they're moving towards something and a big endorsement, this earlier today from the top negotiator democrat in the senate, harry reid. a lot of moving parts. trying to get a hold on t. and talk about republicans. do we know where they stand on the approval of this deal? >> reporter: yeah. that is a big question, because the house republicans, you saw just how hard it was for the house republican leadership to get their own bill through the house, and to get their own members onboard for this deal. talking about a compromise, you can only guess that might be even a tougher sale, possibly. we haven't heard yet from house speaker john boehner or house leadership and where they stand on things. we know, though, however, we are told by a top senate republican leadership aide that they're not there yet and still working. so it seems like they're still working on the deal. clearly, not at a place harry reid is at this point and that's a big question of where are republicans going to stand on this? are they going to endorse it and what their issues are with it. don?
this if there is a framework. they are pushing for something big. trils of dollars in deficit savings the course of ten years. reminder of the moving parts that a deal like that would require the next several days major spending cuts, tax reform, entitlement reform and if democrats in the white house were to get their way, tax increases. you can see that is pretty much a heavy lift and so you still have a lot of people looking to a more modest deal that the top democrat and republican in the senate, harry reid and mitchell mcconnell are trying to work out which would be more spending cuts and perhaps more modest and perhaps giving the president the unenviable position to have to increase the debtcele himself with a minority support from congress. >> brianna keilar, thanks. >>> government is scrambling to pay its bills here is something americans don't want to hear. billions of dollars in your tax money is being wasted in afghanistan or worse. a new federal audit says that some of that cash may be funding, are you ready for this? the same insurgency that is killing americans. chris lawrence is at the pentagon
they were thinking and what they were thinking, and also casey anthony, the big question, where does she go now. what is her home now? thank you so much. everybody thank you for joining us. more coming up. brook baldwin taking over. we're swapping out the chairs. >>> casey anthony found not guilty of first-degree murder and not guilty of aggravated child abuse and not guilty of aggravated manslaughter. they did find her guilty of providing false information to a law enforcement officer. tremendous verdict here. we have a lot coming up in the next hour, and i have guests with me, including holly hughes, a criminal defense attorney. we will walk through what happens next to casey anthony. we look at the pictures here of a massive crowd outside of this orlando courthouse. as reaction is beginning to pour in, we heard from members of the defense team a short time ago saying there are no winners here, saying this is disgusting with media assassination and how casey anthony has been regarded here for years here, and i want to bring in holly hughes as we go back to and reset for the people that ju
be wind after the desert in africa and turns into something monstrous. we don't know really how big this might become. we know there's a fairly good chance this cluster of storms you have on the map might become a named storm. emily would be the next one. don was a bit of a dud. maybe emily will but you never know, this might be something it could be, maybe the best next to katrina. you never know. these storms form and veer off to the north and usually avoid much of the islands in some of the east coast. there's always the scenario we could see this take a trajectory, make affect the leeward or windward islands. there's also the chance it could thread the needle, go into the gulf of mexico. everything bears watching and that's what we're going to do with this particular system, again, as we speak, it is about 100% chance, the national hurricane center believes, 100% chance this will become a named storm. meanwhile in terms of storms, we might see plenty of them in parts of the northern plains today. all the components are there, the high humidity, with that we also have a lot of he
said it was going to -- said it was going to. here's why it's such a big problem. because of speaker boehner, he said there's one major principle, you'll remember, jessica, as they moved forward to raise the debt ceiling, that the amount of the cuts be greater than the amount they raised the debt ceiling. and in this legislation right now is called for raising the debt ceiling by $900 billion, $850 billion, is less than $900 billion, so know that's a problem. policy aides are scrambling to try to rewrite the legislation to make their way forward. we know they're aiming for a vote tomorrow, but we don't know if they can promise it quite yet. we got a speaker from speaker boehner's spokesman, this coming from michael steele, in response, in reaction to the cbo, michael steele said we're here to change washington, no more spoke and mirrors or phantom cuts. we promised we'd cut more than the debt ceiling. as we speak, congressional, are looking at options to rewrite the legislation to meet our pledge. this is what can happen when you have an actual plan and submit all it really seemed to
's hard to measure, but i think you are right to worry, because it could happen and be a big thing. >> just how big is the mystery since the highest rating downgraded would be unprecedented. it could cost the u.s. government $100 billion in extra borrowing costs over the term. consumers would also pay. >> we will get back to that in a moment. we wanted to bring you breaking developments. the verdict in the spying trial of two americans that have been held for two years now, you will remember the story. three hikers were arrested two years ago, and iran said they were illegally crossed into iran, and charged them with spying. and one was released and two remained in prison, and they had their day in court in tehran. and now we are told there has been a verdict, but do we know what it is yet? >> reporter: we do not know what the verdict is, but the court had the last session and within one week they will issue the verdict, and according to the attorney for the two that i just talked to, if the verdict is guilty but the sentence is about two years, which is the same time they have ser
>> huh. >> but obviously it was a bad attack. but a big, sophisticated attack is how this official is putting it. and they also said it could be international, or it could be domestic norwegian. again, very early to make that assumption or that conclusion. >> right. early hours, a lot of information still to come out. i appreciate it. . let's continue this breaking news coverage with my colleague wolf blitzer. >>> a bombing shatters norway to its core. and a shooting at a youth camp. president obama asking for a dialling back of the demonizing. ten days before the deadline, one republican plan gets a firm smackdown in the u.s. senate. and some surprising new movement in the republican presidential race. we're going to tell you who's suddenly making a strong impression on potential voters. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." the breaking news this hour, a city known for peace making is reeling in terror. norwegian leaders holding a crisis meeting tonight after a deadly bomb attack in oslo and the shooting at a labor party youth camp outside the norwegian capital. at least seve
and he has made you laugh and being a big part of making the mornings special for you. we want to leave on an updetroit note. good luck to you, kiran. it's 9:00 a.m. on the east coast and 6:00 a.m. on the west coast. i'm kyra phillips. >>> a race against the debt deadline. a revolt among house republicans forces a critical vote to be delayed. police in texas say a muslim american soldier confessed to plotting an attack on ft. hood just two years after a muslim officer shot to death 13 people on that same base. >>> tropical storm don could hit the south texas coast tonight and drought-stricken farmers are welcoming the prospect of up to 7 inches of rain. >>> we begin with that sobering reality check on the debt crisis and just how daunting the challenge has become. in less than four days, the federal government could run out of money and default on its bills. but on capitol hill, the process has taken a huge step back. house speaker john boehner abruptly delayed a vote on his debt plan because of a revolt within his own party. joe johns is in washington with more on the political battle
as people pay money to pose with the bike. >> i think there's a big bike ride across iowa where they start at the missouri river and they end up at the mississippi river, i bet that's part of this. >> that's good stuff, people enjoying themselves outside whether it's hot or not. thanks, jacqui. >>> guess what? the murphs, they're back, and on the big screen. these little guys are looking to make a whole lot of green. >>> cowboys, aliens and some little blue cartoon characters, they're all hitting the big screen this weekend and our movie critic gray drake joins us. last week you had a little tinker bell thing, i was expecting to see a blue cowboy hat today. >> well, tinker bell has flown away to never land and my cowboy hat i left at home. >> rock star katie perry, among those finding her way into the smurf's movie. she's being a little smurfette. let's check out the gang in blue. >> this summer. [ screaming ] >> do not be fooled by their cuteness. >> now it's allowing you. >> of all the people on the planet, those magical little creatures came to us. >> no, it's not happening. >> ticklish
shows how big this struggle is right now. >> it's adding fodder, too, for the comedians. take a listen. >> our government is days away from being broke. congress' latest plan is to see how much cash they can get for john mccain on antiques road show. 33 soldiers from the mexican army were allowed to return to mexico yesterday after they accidently crossed the border into america. did you hear about that some heart. think about it. things have gotten so bad in in country that people are only crossing the border now by accident. according to a recent survey, this year kids are receiving an average of 40 cents less under their pillows from the tooth fairy. enmake believe people are feeling the pinch. >> i don't know, he tried, don't you think? >> i tell you, this crisis is giving late night com he cans a lot of fuel, but unfortunately, it's not a laughing matter. so hopefully something will happen this weekend. >> all right, we'll be paying close attention. all the comedians, as well. >>> a new report now mentions that there is one american company with more money on hand than the governm
no way, that they're not happy with what speaker boehner put forward for them? >> look, that is a big part of whatever takes place here, because they'rele really digging in. there's some house members who say no new taxes whatsoever, even on the wealthy americans, and the president saying that you need to get some kind of revenue here in order to make the system work for the long term health of the economy. that's very important. what can they come up with that can woo over those republicans who are being very clear about not wanting those taxes to go up. >> dan lothian, thank you. >>> all right. so the two plans on the table right, the democratic backed senator reid plan and the republican led plan from senator -- speaker boehner. let's begin with senator reid's blueprint, cuts $2.7 trillion over the next decade. a big piece is what senator reid calls the winding down of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. that will save $1 trillion. republicans have called that a gimmick, savings from wars that are winding down, even though by the way, the same savings were counted in some republican
house republicans. but there's a big problem. neither of those plans may be able to get through congress and the clock is ticking. cnn congressional correspondent kate boulwan joins us now. let's start in the house where speaker john boehner has laid out his version of the republican solution. spell it out for us. >> reporter: a lot of details to it, jessica, but what it really comes down to is the length of the increase, if you will. house speaker john boehner is calling for two votes in order to raise the debt ceiling. first, a vote that would come with $1.2 trillion in spending cuts to get the country through early next year and another vote would be required that would get the to 2013. but only if, and this is the important part, if congress would approve the spending cuts attached to that, or the deficit reduction measures attached to that that would come from a newly created committee, and that of course is the big hangup with democrats. they are very much opposed to having to vote for a second time to raise the debt ceiling. they say it risks us returning to exactly where we are t
this big deal, but this thing broke up today. the meeting ended with the president telling these leader toss go back to their members and ask them what do they think can pass and then report back to the president with something that they believe can pass by this saturday morning. they're not even having a meeting tomorrow. now, despite all that, i am told by my sources that there's not a lot of optimism that this particular negotiating process here at the white house is going to actually end up lead together real deal, and a lot of effort and attention is now turning to a different process that's happening in the u.s. senate and another all the ate deal that's being worked out between the two senate leaders that could instead end up raising the debt ceiling. a lot of hope is centered there, anderson. >> basically what is that deal, that negotiation based on? harry reid and mitch mcconnell? >> reid-mcconnell deal. it would effectively raise the debt ceiling in a negative vote which would allow for spending cuts that can be spelled out by the president but don't necessarily have to pass.
. the personalities here. there is a collapse here. i think what is important in the big picture is it was groundhog's day over the collapse although yesterday was a very dramatic day. that is tax increases. when you heard the speaker saying that the president had moved the goal post, he was talking about an insistence on $400 billion in tax increases that he said essentially the white house put there on the table at the last minute. then you heard from president obama yesterday, a very frustrated president obama, that he did not understand why the speaker was walking away from really what the white house sees as a sweet deal considering how much it has wrinkled the rank and file. you heard the president say he felt like he had been left at the altar by speaker boehner. let's listen to both sides. >> i just got a call about a half hour ago from the speaker himself. can they say yes to anything? we have now put forward a package that would significantly cut deficits and debt. it would be the biggest debt reduction package we have seen in a long time. it is hard to understand why speaker boehner would
. the big question, whether or not boehner can sway enough republicans to push that bill through. when he arrived this morning, he seemed like he was ready for anything. >> zipadoda day. >>> we're watching wall street after the dow fell almost 200 points yesterday. stocks have been up and down today. investors saw first time claims for unemployment drop below 400,000, but they're still anxious over the debt standoff. right now the dow jones is up 29 points. ground zero workers are furious over a decision by the government not to cover cancer treatment for responders who got sick after 9/11. last night at a town hall in new york, from us at a tiustrated cs sounded off about what happened to them after the dust settled. >> i want to show you something. sometimes i have to eat through this tube because the muscles in my neck don't work to swallow. i breathe and talk through this tube. and i'm the lucky one. >> a public appearance today by the hotel maid who accuses dominique strauss-kahn of sexual assault. ded dialnafissatou diallo will visi christian center for thank her her supporters. pro
rates go up. credit cards, mortgage rates, auto loan rates. you mentioned august 3rd, that big social security payment? according to many republicans, unless we default on an actual debt we don't have to get our debt downgraded. according to s & p and ben bernanke, if you default on any payment you're supposed to make, even if it's not to a bond holder you could face that. >> republicans who say, look, i don't buy it's this big catastrophe waiting to hit after august 2nd. >> reporter: they absolutely could be right. but anderson, you and i were together on september 15, 2008 after they decided a lot of smart people decided to let lehman brothers fail thinking it's not that big of a deal. i don't know which way it's going to go. i don't know if we should be playing with fire like this. >> john, what do you make of jessica's reporting that she's hearing mitch mcconnell is wanting president obama to be at the table in any negotiations? >> as a couple of political reasons for that in the sense that then you can't cut a deal then the white house will say we're going to try this. to move th
, a big thumbs down over there, and then -- then -- we will move on. but the number of votes on either side really doesn't matter so much as this number. the number of days and hours now left until the money runs out. this is what we've been warning about for weeks and weeks. still, the vote today was enough to al lookout low the republica spike the ball into boehner's court. and he did so with a vengeance. >> i struck my neck out a mile to try and get in agreement with the president of the united states. i stuck my neck out a mile. and i put revenues on the table. in order to try to come to an agreement to avert us being where we are. but a lot of people in this town can never say yes. a lot of people can never say yes. this house has acted. and it is time for the administration and time for our colleagues across the aisle, put something on the table. tell us where you are! >> well, over in the senate, what they are putting on the table is mr. boehner's bill. they'll kill it over there. that's under way right now. we'll let you wln voting is done on that. this makes the vote tonight i
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